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the prettiest little white dress + sonesta coconut grove

Travel, Spring/Summer StyleLaurenComment

My outfit :: topshop dress, here is another very similar and more affordable option | sam edelman shoes | chloe bag | c/o kendra scott earrings | c/o kendra scott cuff | ray ban sunglasses

Tara's dress | Jennifer's romper | photography by Angie Garcia Photo

Happy Wednesday! Today I am sharing with you one of my favorite looks from my recent trip to Miami, as well as about my stay at Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami.

Every once in a while you find the perfect dress that makes you feel like a million bucks! When I was shopping for my trip to Miami Swim Week, I was focused on lots of white. When this lace Topshop dress arrived in the mail, it was even more gorgeous in person {the detailing is just beautiful} and it fits like an absolute dream. It's truly the perfect little white dress!

{This dress was almost sold out a few days ago and is now back in stock in most sizes. If you are interested in it, I recommend ordering ASAP to avoid it selling out again. It fits true to size. I am wearing a US 4. It also comes in a gorgeous rose pink color.}

Ironically enough, my blogger-besties/roommates on the trip also wore white for the first night of Miami Swim Week! It was the perfect unplanned photo opp!

Speaking of roommates, we had the most amazing stay at the Sonesta Miami Coconut Grove. This  gorgeous resort is in walking distance to the bustling shopping and dining district of Coconut Grove, is about 15 minutes from South Beach and overlooks the spectacular Coconut Grove Sailing Club.

The staff are outstandingly friendly and attentive, the decor throughout the resort is gorgeous, the rooms clean and luxurious and the beds are SO comfortable. We enjoyed dining at the 8th floor Panorama overlooking the Sailing Club. Panarama has been voted one of the best restaurants in Miami and offers the freshest seafood and delectable cuisine. I tried tuna tartare for the first time {and actually loved it!} and I highly recommend the mojitos! 

The Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami also offers an event center that holds 220 people and would be an amazing spot to host a wedding or business function! If you are interested in group rates, contact Jennifer Rosado at JRSOSADO1@sonesta.com. She is delightful!

I couldn't have been more pleased with our stay at the Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami and can't wait to go back. I highly recommend this beautiful resort for your next trip to Miami!

Stylishly yours,

Thank you to the Sonesta Coconut Grove for hosting us for Miami Swim Week. All opinions are my own.

a denim jumper + a fab handbag giveaway

Casual Outfit Inspiration, Spring/Summer Style, AccessoriesLauren5 Comments

I've been wanting to try the overall trend, and this denim jumper was a perfect first step. How cute is this little dress?! I love that it looks equally fantastic with wedges as it does with sneakers. {I tried it on with my white Converse and loved the look.}

I'll pair this jumper with ankle booties and layer it under long sleeved top come Fall. {If you are less busty than me, you'll be able to pull it off without a tank in warm weather. The criss-cross back is so fun!}

And let's discuss this cute this monogrammed Mimic Designs clutch? I LOVE it! You ladies have to go check out this adorable Etsy shop for the fine leather goods, at a fraction of the price of their look-alike designer brands. The owner can customize anything for you, too. Just shoot her a message with your idea and she's great to work with!

I'm excited to team up with Mimic Designs + a three blogger friends Walking in Memphis in Highheels, Sunshine & Stilettos and GBO Fashion for an amazing giveaway! To enter, just use the Rafflecopter widget below ::

Stylishly yours,

#nsale public sale + more top picks!

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to the public!! Since many items have sold out, I went back into my local Nordstrom store yesterday to try on in-stock styles for another round-up.

If you are shopping the sale today for the first time, be sure to head back to my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top 12 post here. Also, I strongly recommend shopping soon, as styles are no longer being restocked and are selling out quicker than ever this year!

Here are my favorite pieces from yesterday's Nordstrom trip ::

Cupcakes and Cashmere plaid shirt dress. This is a great staple Fall dress. {It also comes in a gorgeous cobalt blue.} It's longer length is perfect for you taller/long waisted gals. If you head over to my Snapchat {LaurenLefevre} from yesterday, you can see how I belted it and liked the look. Here is an example of a belt that would pair perfectly. This dress can be worn with ankle booties or tall boots, and also paired with tights in cold weather. I am wearing a size Small, but would purchase an XS...I felt it ran roomy.

Halogen Textured Coat. I am smitten with this coat, and honestly had not even seen it on the sale until yesterday! This light grey color is perfect for pairing over just about everything! And I cannot get over the fact that it is just $84!!

B.P. Plaid Shirt. I am not quite sure how I missed this shirt in my first round of sale picks, but it is the perfect plaid shirt for Fall! It comes in four colors. {See the picture below for another color option.} I love how soft it is and its oversized fit, making it long enough to wear over leggings. I am wearing an XS for size reference. Oh, and it's under $30!

Hudson Gray Jeans. I am excited to sport gray jeans this Fall. I haven't owned a pair in past season's and they just go with SO much! I love this distressed version by Hudson. They are flattering to the leg and the ideal shade of gray. I recommend going up one size. I am wearing a size 26 here {my typical jeans size} and they felt a bit snug through the hips/butt/thighs.

B.P. Plaid Shirt. Here is the plaid shirt I talk about above in a different color.

Articles of Society Denim Skirt. Every gal needs a denim skirt as a year-round wardrobe staple. This one is a good length for versatility, especially for you ladies with long legs! It's $38 and fits true to size, with some stretch for comfort. I am wearing a size 26, my typical jeans size.

B.P. Open Front Cardigan. If you love a good cardigan in cool weather, you need to stock up on a few of these! They are just $31 and provide cozy warmth as well as a slouchy fit that can pair over anything from jeans to dresses to skirts. It comes in five colors and I love the burgundy color paired over this plaid shirt.

Rag and Bone Vest. I have to say this is possibly my favorite "splurge" item from the sale since I LOVE a good vest! This one is just gorgeous and the possibilities are endless on how it can be worn! I haven't purchased it yet, but am highly considering it! I truly feel like this is an investment piece to love and wear from years to come!

Blank NYC Drape Faux-Leather Jacket. This is jacket is one of the stars of the sale, and with a $65 price tag, it's a no-brainer purchase! It fits like a dream and also comes in black. I don't think this jacket will be stocked through end of day, so snag one ASAP! I am wearing a size XS.

Kut by the Cloth Distressed Straight Jeans. If you are looking for an affordable distressed jean, these are a great option. At just $54 they mimic designer pairs, and I especially love the unfinished hem, which is a feature you'll see on very high end jeans. I am wearing a size 2 for reference...they run true to size.

Guess Hooded Jacket. I always love a classic ivory coat. This one is gorgeous and has the added bonus of a hood! It's just $129.

Halogen Zip-Front Jacket. Here's another gray jacket option I really like. It's a slightly shorter and more casual fit than the one I featured above. This is a great everyday coat!

B.P. Longsleeve Tee. This is a staple you must pick up during the sale! It's one of the softest tees I have ever tried on and I love that the longer length allows you to wear it with leggings, as well as skinny jeans. It's just $17.90, and this olive green is an "it" color for Fall!

Here are 10 more fantastic pieces, all still available, {Or at least they were available when I published this post!}

I'll be posting more styled looks from the #nsale over on Instagram @laurenlefevre today and over the next week. Be sure to follow there, as well as Snapchat {LaurenLefevre} for real time updates!

As always, please feel free to comment on this post with questions about the sale, sizing, etc. or email me at Lauren@editbylauren.com. I have enjoyed getting to interact with many of you during the sale so far, and am here to help!

Stylishly yours,

 

 

 

 

my sassoon experience + a giveaway

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topshop top, I am wearing a US 6 and recommend sizing up one size | seven jeans | charles david heels | c/o moon and lola hoops | chloe bag | c/o kendra scott cuff | c/o kendra scott ring | ray ban sunglasses | hair by stephanie fritz of sassoon salon | photos by heidi geldhauser

When it comes to hair salons and stylists, I can say I have been around the block a time or two with disillusioning experiences. I am sure many of you can relate! I now appreciate more than ever an honest,a highly trained stylist who looks out for keeping my hair looking on point while also protecting the integrity of my hair.

I have been seeing to Stephanie Fritz of Sassoon Salon Atlanta {convinetly located in Buckhead} for the past year for amazing hair treatments, precise trims and cuts and the best blowouts I've ever experienced. 

I've learned a lot about hair health and come to appreciate the high-level level training each Sassoon stylist has received. It shows in the hair care and styling and in the entire experience at a Sassoon Salon. I have also appreciated the relationship that I have built with Stephanie and love that I can call her a friend that I can trust with my hair and best-interests!

I am excited to team up with Sassoon today to giveaway a $300 makeover at the Atlanta Sassoon Salon. Head over to my Instagram account @laurenlefevre to enter to win! I will be announcing the winner one week from today. 

On another note, I have to make mention of this Topshop off the shoulder top! The color and fit are just gorgeous...it's the perfect {and totally affordable} top to dress up a pair of jeans! {Just be sure to size up one size!}

Stylishly yours,

P.S. I have been pleasantly surprised with how much wear I have gotten out of my white pumps! Love them, and adding them to my "summer wardrobe essential" list! The pair I am wearing here are versatile and comfortable for the height.

Also the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens up the public TOMORROW (Friday, the 22nd} and I am hoping lots of items will be restocked. I am headed to a Nordstrom store today to take more dressing room selfies, and will be doing another round-up of in stock items tomorrow here on the blog, so stay tuned!

black + white

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topshop dress {currently on nordstrom sale!} | vince camuto heels, this pair is very similar and on sale! | karen walker sunglasses | ysl clutch | c/o kendra scott earrings | c/o kendra scott cuff | photos by angie garcia

There's just something about a fit and flare dress that makes a gal feel super flattered and feminine. This Topshop dress is one of my very favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchases so far! It's a stretchy sweater-like material that fits so well. I cannot wait to wear this dress this Fall, both sleeveless and layered with a fitted leather jacket.

I love this dress with a lace-up shoe. The pair I am wearing here have been comfortable go-to favorite heels since last Fall and are still available. This pair is super similar and currently on the Anniversary Sale. This dress is also super cute paired with over-the-knee boots like these, too!

{This is definitely a cooler-weather piece that needs saved for Fall. I shot this in Miami this past weekend, and boy, was it HOT! It will be perfection once the weather cools. I recommend sizing down one size. I first tried on the size US4 but opted for the US2 since it is so stretchy... and it's a perfect fit.}

Here are a few more of my favorite dresses from the Nordstrom Sale, that can all be worn now into Fall ::

Stylishly yours,

P.S. I am working on more Nordstrom Sale posts and would love to hear what you want to see! I've also loved chatting with many of you over Snapchat, Instagram and email. I am happy to answer your questions...simply comment or email me at lauren@editbylauren.com.